Tag: Dyke

Oct 01

Cleave Dyke Defensive System, North Yorkshire

Cleave Dyke System The Cleave dyke system is several Dykes which combine to create a boundary of between 9 and 18 kilometres running north south to the west of Thirsk. To date excavations have found minimal dating evidence, but a pre roman date has been given which means if not built by Venutius the Dyke …

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Oct 01

Roman Rig Defensive Dyke, South Yorkshire

Roman Rig The Roman Rig is a defensive dyke built to defend against attack from the south. It runs from Sheffield, past Templeborough and carries on almost to Doncaster. If this is a Brigantian dyke it would certainly add weight to Websters definition of the Roman border in the period. Diagram of Roman Rig (based …

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